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August 15, 2012, 1:20 AM

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Chris Jones / The Windows Blog:
A new modern SkyDrive.com, updated apps, and Outlook.com at 10 million users … Over the past months, we've shared our approach to building versatile personal cloud storage that can scale to a billion people.  Today, we're excited to announce the next step towards that vision …
Evan Williams / medium.com:
Welcome to Medium  —  We're rethinking publishing and building a new platform from scratch.  This is a preview.  Compared to 1999, the Internet has a come a long way.  It has gone from theoretically to actually central to how many of us live and work (even outside the Internet industry).
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
iPad mini will look like a large iPod touch with smaller side bezels [Gallery]  —  Nexus 7 vs. iPad Mini mockup made from Sizeall comparisons  —  Over the past few weeks we've gotten a number of tips from sources we have reason to believe have knowledge of Apple's plans on the upcoming iPad Mini.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thinking This iPad Mini Thing Even Througher  —  Last month I tried to think this smaller iPad thing all the way through.  Didn't quite make it all the way through, though, so let's dig deeper.  —  We've got the display.  7.85 inches diagonally, 1024 × 768 pixels at 163 PPI …
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Brad Sams / Neowin:
Microsoft Surface RT to cost $199.99?  Doubts ensue  —  Get out a pinch of salt as a new rumor from Engadget is stating that the Microsoft Surface for Windows RT will cost a budget friendly $199.00.  The source, of course, is anonymous but the price point, which we hope is true …
Mark Allen / Yelp Official Blog:
Yelp: Extreme Home(page) Makeover  —  Ladies and gents, today it's with great pride that we are unveiling a complete redesign of our homepage.  That's right, our new and improved formula shines a bright light on the real star of Yelp, YOU!  —  As Andy Grove once said, complacency breeds failure.
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Flash for Android dies tomorrow, long live the ‘full web experience’  —  In November of last year, Adobe made a surprising about-face on its popular Flash plugin, announcing that it would stop development of Flash for mobile devices.  Tomorrow, Adobe will disable new installs of Flash on Android …
Shayndi Raice / Wall Street Journal:
Inside Facebook's Push to Woo Big Advertisers  —  After joining Facebook as vice president of marketing last year, Carolyn Everson made it her mission to win over skeptical ad executives who complained that spending on the giant social network wasn't paying off.
More: Digiday
Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
Khan Academy Launches The Future of Computer Science Education  —  As educators struggle to motivate more students to take up technology-related majors, breakout online education startup, Khan Academy, has a novel approach.  “Computer Science is an intensely creative field,” says Shantanu Sinha …
More: John Resig
Lance Whitney / CNET:
Steve Jobs' Palo Alto home robbed by clueless thief  —  The late Apple co-founder's home was burglarized by an alleged thief who didn't even seem to know whose home he was robbing.  —  The late Steve Jobs  —  The Palo Alto home of the late Steve Jobs was robbed on July 17 of more than $60,000 …
Scott Stein / CNET:
PlayStation Mobile still aims to take on iOS, Android games  —  Sony's PlayStation Mobile still promises to loosen up the PlayStation brand with added partnerships with Asus and Wikipad, but it isn't a wide-open platform yet.  —  Despite Sony's focus on mobile games via the PlayStation Vita …

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